Misery for motorists as Crouch Hill bridge closes

Ham&High reports  Motorists face misery after Network Rail announced Crouch Hill Bridge will close for 10 weeks. Plans to increase the height of the bridge over the Gospel Oak to Barking railway line will see it close from February 19 until April 30 as engineers create extra space for overhead lines underneath.

The road bridge will be closed to all traffic between Trinder Road and Japan Crescent. It will re-open to traffic from May 1 with temporary traffic lights.

Network Rail’s routes chief Meliha Duymaz said: “This work is crucial in order to run a safe and reliable service on this newly electrified line. I would like to thank everyone concerned for their patience while this essential work takes place.”

Diversions will direct northbound traffic by Stapleton Hall Road and Ferme Park Road. Southbound traffic will be sent along Crouch Hill End and Hanley Road.

Bus services will also be affected by the diversions.  Read more>>